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Hamlet (1996)  link to Hamlet on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 33

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IMDb Rating:
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7.8/10 (30544 votes)

Country: English, 242 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Kenneth Branagh

Cast: Richard Attenborough (as English Ambassador), Brian Blessed (as Ghost of Hamlet's Father), Kenneth Branagh (as Hamlet), Richard Briers (as Polonius), Julie Christie (as Gertrude)

Medium: VHS tape,

Plot Outline: Hamlet, son of the king of Denmark, is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother's wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, whom he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot--the most complicated and most interesting in all literature--he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the "prime minister," love and then unlove an innocent whom he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on stage, including his own and his mother's.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.20:1

Apr 26, 2017